Led by TNO, the project will exemplify SBCC on board two LNG-fuelled ships, owned by project partners TotalEnergies and Heerema Marine Contractors.
Full-chain Carbon Capture
The project involves 16 partners from five countries–Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA. In addition to the SBCC trials, experts will conduct studies to develop full-chain carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) networks. This will therefore enable linking SBCC with CO2 transport links, geological CO2 storage and markets for CO2 use.
The studies also aim to reduce the cost of the technology and resolve technical obstacles in applying SBCC. Combined efforts by EverLoNG partners target making SBCC a cost-competitive decarbonisation option by 2025.
The project consortium includes ship classification societies – Lloyd’s Register, Bureau Veritas and DNV – who will evaluate how SBCC fits within existing regulatory frameworks for shipping.
Heerema’s Sustainability Project Manager, Cees Dijkhuizen, said, “At Heerema, we believe that a responsible company is a sustainable company. This belief is why we became carbon neutral in 2020 and have committed to reducing our footprint by up to 80% by the end of 2026. Taking part in the EverLoNG Project and testing the use of a carbon capture and storage system on board our ship Sleipnir is an important step towards reaching our goals.”
SBCC is a low-cost option compared to ammonia and hydrogen. It could help the maritime sector achieve its goal of cutting CO2 emissions from international shipping by 50%.